2009 Charly Thevenet Regnie "Grain & Granit"

SKU #1062903

Made by Charly Thevenet, the son of the justly famed Jean-Paul Thevenet, one of the original "Gang of Four". His grapes are grown on a tiny plot of land in the Regnie appellation. He works biodynamically and organically, and the ancient vines are 70 years old. He hand harvests his grapes and uses minimal sulphur. He bottles after 12 months of aging in four year old Burgundy barrels. Don't miss this stunner from the amazing 2009 vintage, as it will not be around for long, and we are unlikely to be able to get more. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer, 12/10) This wine received high marks from the New York Times' Tasting Panel Top Ten last April; one of four Régnié wines to make their top ten list.

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By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/11/2011  | Send Email
When someone says "the best Beaujolais ever" too often, it kinda' loses its meaning. But, this IS the best Beaujolais ever!

 By: Megan "BrownBag" Michelin |  Review Date: 2/29/2012 
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This is a Beaujolais for Burgundy to be proud of, and transcends everything I (thought that I) knew about Gamay! I just love the layered, concentrated fruity and earthy flavors, and even detected some soft tannins. Not to be confused with that juicy "est arrive" stuff, this is seriously delicious wine! (Hint: Give it a little time to open up and the fruit comes more forward.)
Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Varietal:

Gamay

- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Beaujolais

- Region in east central France, often considered a part of Burgundy, but really quite distinct. The principal grape grown here is Gamay Noir. Familiar to many as the source of the Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the vintage, Beaujolais is often fresh, fruity and very appealing red wine. Besides the straight Beaujolais, there is also Beaujolais Villages, and what is known as Cru Beaujolais. The 10 individual Crus, such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, St. Amour and Chénas, each have their own character, and much more depth than someone who has only tried a simple Beaujolais could ever guess. These often represent value-priced, lovely, food-friendly wines.
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